LOS ANGELES, June 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 100 non-profit organizations nationwide are receiving a donation from Slickdeals, the largest consumer-driven deal sharing platform. The winners of the 2016 Slickdeals Gives Back charitable program, led by three animal rescue organizations, were announced today, along with the continuation of the program into 2017. Slickdeals launched the program as an opportunity to connect its community of 10 million users with charitable organizations and their supporters across the country.
"This program is a way for our users to support a variety of amazing causes simply by using Slickdeals the way they would every other day of the week," said Josh Meyers, Chief Executive Officer, Slickdeals. "It's very rewarding for us to help these non-profits make a difference with the help of our own community, while also being able to introduce Slickdeals to a new audience of users. We're excited to continue to expand the program in 2017."
Slickdeals users had the option to select an organization to support from a list of more than 100. Non-profits in the program focus on a wide variety of issues, ranging from health, mental health, child abuse prevention and domestic and international orphan welfare; to pet, animal and environmental protection groups, among many others.
The first place winner for 2016 is All About Animals Rescue, an animal rescue based in Arizona. With Slickdeals' donation of more than $31,000, they will be able to save 320 animals, purchase a transport vehicle, continue their mission of saving animals that need the most help, and build a long-awaited facility. To date, they have rescued over 9,000 animals and placed them in loving homes.
Colorado-based Pandas International, a non-profit whose mission is to ensure the preservation and propagation of the endangered Giant Panda, was awarded the second place prize. And, third place was awarded to Second Chance Pet Adoptions, a no-kill rescue organization based in North Carolina whose mission is to champion homeless cats and dogs in their quest to find their forever homes, while promoting responsible pet ownership.
When users first go to Slickdeals Gives Back, they are asked to select their favorite charitable organization from a list of eligible, participating organizations. Once a user has selected an organization, by simply clicking through on deals and coupons on the Slickdeals site, a user helps a charity.
The 2017 Slickdeals Gives Back program is in full swing and new organizations who are interested in joining and furthering their financial goals are currently being accepted. Through Slickdeals Gives Back, Slickdeals will donate to participating, eligible charitable organizations. Interested organizations can learn more at https://slickdeals.net/giving/.
Slickdeals is the leading online deal community, where 10 million users interact to share the most up-to-date information on online shopping deals and coupons. With the help of its community, Slickdeals has saved members over $4 billion by providing its users a forum for communication and various shopping tools such as its free Android or iOS apps. Slickdeals consistently ranks in the Top 100 most visited sites in the U.S. per Alexa.
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